Tsinghua Shenzhen International Graduate School, Shenzhen, 518055, China
Since the reform and opening up, China's economy has achieved rapid development for more than 40 years with the input of high-intensity production factors, and in 2010, it became the largest manufacturing country with a huge industrial system. As a responsible developing country, China government has made a public commitment to the world: China's carbon dioxide emission intensity will be reduced by 40-45% in 2020 and 60-65% in 2030 compared with 2005. From the reality, driven by the policy environment, lowcarbon technology patents in China have shown explosive growth in recent years, and the progress of lowcarbon technology is mainly concentrated in the field of clean energy technology. At the same time, the proportion of domestic coal consumption continues to decline, and the intensity of carbon footprint is slowly decreasing. Therefore, we have reason to explore that the impact of lowcarbon technological progress on carbon emission intensity is mediated to some extent by energy consumption structure. The results show that the progress of lowcarbon technology at the present stage is mainly to achieve the inhibition of carbon emission intensity by optimizing the energy structure. In the control variables, industrial structure and population size can significantly improve the intensity of carbon footprint, and the level of urbanization, per capita GDP and foreign direct investment have a significant inhibitory effect on the intensity of carbon footprint.
Low carbon pilot; Carbon strength; Impact assessment
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